Important Topics for IBPS PO Prelims [Supplementary Exam] Based on Previous Exam Analysis

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is going to conduct the second round of the IBPS PO Preliminary Exam on 5th & 6th January 2021 and its call letters have already been released. This is a blessing for all young graduates of 2020 and those banking aspirants who missed to apply for the exam previously. Now with few weeks left, one of the most important questions that might come to your mind is “what are the most important topics that you can expect in IBPS PO Prelims Supplementary Exam?”

In this article, we will be discussing some topics that the aspirants can expect in the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims Supplementary Exam. But let us first look at the exam pattern of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam.

IBPS PO Prelims: Exam Pattern

S.No.

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

 

100

100

60 minutes

 

 

What to Expect in the IBPS PO Prelims Supplementary Exam?

After analyzing the previous shifts of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam that was conducted earlier this year and last years’ exam analysis we will now discuss some of the most important topics – section-wise, that are likely to appear in the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims Supplementary Exam. 

English Language Section:

This section consists of 30 questions of 30 marks for which the candidates are given 20 minutes of duration. 

Important topics

Expected Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

8-10

Sentence Improvement

3-4

Phrase Replacement 

4-5

Word Re-arrangement

4-5

Cloze Test

5-6

Error Detection

5-6

Earlier in the Prelims exam that was conducted in October, this section was of easy-moderate difficulty level. Candidates can expect the English Language Section in the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims exam to be of Easy-moderate Level.

Quantitative Aptitude Section:

This section consists of 35 questions of 35 marks for which candidates will be given 20 Minutes. Below are some topics expected in the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims Exam:

Topics

Expected Number Questions

Data Interpretation

15-18

Quadratic Equation

5

Arithmetic Word Problems

8-10

Approximation

5

This section in all the shifts was of Easy-Moderate difficulty level and some questions were time-consuming. Candidates who are appearing in the upcoming IBPS PO Prelims exam that is scheduled to be held on 5th & 6th January 2021, can expect the same difficulty level of the quantitative aptitude section.

Reasoning Ability Section:

This section also consists of 35 questions of 35 marks. The majority of the questions that were asked in the Prelims Exam conducted in October were from the below-mentioned topics. Candidates who are appearing for the IBPS PO Prelims exam can expect these topics in the Reasoning Ability Section.

Topics

Expected number of Questions

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

20

Syllogism

3-4

Coding-Decoding

5

Blood Relations

2-3

Inequality

4-5

Miscellaneous 

1

After the analysis of this section, it is expected that the Reasoning Ability Section would be of Easy-Moderate Difficulty Level.

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